Due to weather forecasts calling for a significant accumulation of snow, Connecticut College will be closed tomorrow, Tuesday, March 14, beginning at 4 a.m. All administrative offices are closed. The College will reopen Wednesday, March 15 at 10:30 a.m.
Essential staff will be on campus to manage dining operations, snow removal, campus safety and other critical functions for those remaining on campus over the break. Please note that dining will be available in Harris Refectory only; all other dining locations will be closed, including Oasis Snack Shop.
The Athletic Center will be closed. The women's lacrosse game originally scheduled for Tuesday afternoon has been rescheduled for Thursday at 1 p.m.
Shain Library will also be closed.
Additional information and updates will be available, as appropriate, throughout the storm via:
• @ConnCollegeLive on Twitter
For those on campus, please use caution when moving about the campus as roads and sidewalks may be slippery, and please stay clear of all snow removal equipment. To the extent possible, those on campus are encouraged to remain indoors during the height of the storm. If you must cross Route 32, please use the pedestrian bridge.
There is a parking ban on the main campus. Please move any cars to the south, north or gravel lots. Students who live on the East side of Route 32, please move cars to the lot north of the Athletic Center. Shovels will be available for students to clear their cars after the storm - please contact Campus Safety.
With high winds predicted, the Emergency Response Team issues the following recommendations to help those on campus prepare for the storm:
- Make sure you have fresh batteries in your flashlight
- Charge your cell phone prior to the storm
- Even if the campus loses power, use of candles (or lamps or lanterns fueled by flammable liquids or gases), is strictly forbidden
Students should pay close attention to any follow-up emails with more specific instructions.